The 2022 Lunar New Year holiday is the second consecutive week that all 21 districts and Thu Duc City maintain the Covid-19-free status. There are no districts at pandemic alert level 2 – the yellow zone. This is also the second consecutive week that the number of new Covid-19 cases has been reduced to less than 1,000 per week.
On the morning of January 29, at the end of Trung Luong - My Thuan Expressway connecting to National Highway 30 and National Highway 1A in the territory of Tien Giang Province, thousands of cars lined up for a few kilometers long. Vehicles had to follow each other little by little because the number of vehicles in Trung Luong - My Thuan route and vice versa sharply increased.
The delegation of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee, and Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee led by Mr. Nguyen Van Nen, Politburo Member, Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee, visited and offered flowers and incense to commemorate Vietnamese heroic mothers and martyrs on the occasion of the 2022 Lunar New Year and the 92nd Anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam on the morning of January 28 (the 26th of the twelfth month in the lunar calendar) at HCMC Martyrs Cemetery in Thu Duc City.
Besides consuming commercial tangerines, the authority of Lai Vung District in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has coordinated with farmers to organize five attractions of tangerine orchards during the Tet holiday, attracting a large number of visitors to take souvenir photos, manually pick ripe tangerines, and enjoy them there.
Vice Chairwoman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Phan Thi Thang, on January 25, led a delegation to visit and inspect the preparation of goods for the 2022 Lunar New Year at some typical HCMC-based enterprises.
It was recorded that on the afternoon of January 25, the domestic terminal of Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC was crowded with people checking in for flights to return home for the Lunar New Year celebration.
The Office of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA), on January 20, informed that its leader had just signed official dispatch No.160 reporting to the Prime Minister on the proposed level of rice support for underprivileged people on the occasion of the Lunar New Year and the between-crop months in early 2022 of localities.
It was recorded that at some traditional markets and supermarkets in Ho Chi Minh City, the purchasing power has begun to gradually inch up on the evening of January 16 or the 14th of the twelfth month of the year of the Ox in the lunar calendar. Consumers have gone shopping more bustlingly than a few weeks ago.
It is only half a month left until the 2022 Lunar New Year, the purchasing power at trade centers and supermarkets has gradually improved. Vice Chairwoman of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Phan Thi Thang shared with SGGP Newspaper about the plan to take care of citizens in general and underprivileged workers in particular on the occasion of Lunar New Year, as well as specific solutions to prevent poor quality goods.
People who are about to enter HCMC through Tan Son Nhat International Airport need to have a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before arrival in Vietnam. This test result must be confirmed by the competent authority in the host country, except for children under two years old.
Many people have not had the opportunity to visit their families because of two consecutive years of Covid-19. In 2021, the pandemic spread widely, causing great damages in all aspects. People are desperately homesick, but their ways back to their hometowns are not easy due to confusing regulations.
From the beginning of January to now, the wholesale markets of Hoc Mon, Thu Duc, Binh Dien have received 2,600 tons, 1,600 tons, and 1,500 tons of goods per day, respectively. Thereby, prices of food and fresh goods have declined by about 20 percent.